It’s time for Tuesday-Newsday! The featured blog post this week is, “Where is Your Attention Focused?: Positive Thinking for the Chronically Ill” by Wendy Burnett of Transform Your Chronic Life.
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WARNING: My goal is to provide the most up-to-date news I can, which you can then take to your personal doctor and debate the merits of before you try it. I do not endorse any of the docs, treatments, info, and meds in anything I post nor can I guarantee they are all effective, especially not for everyone. I always include the citation, source, or website so you know where it came from. As is the case with any health info, ALWAYS get your doctor's opinion first!
If you have issues with depression, check out this free website where your friends help keep your mood on track: Moodscope
Women age 50 & up with persistant pain have a higher risk for depression, obesity and declining physical function
Gene which affects pain sensitivity identified, could lead to a new approach to individualizing treatment of chronic pain
How the hallucinogen Salvia affects the brain could lead to new avenues for treating drug addiction, chronic pain, and depression
New Surveys Reveal Striking Differences Between Public Perceptions and Private Realities of People With Fibromyalgia
Invalidation, lack of personal support, loneliness more marked with fibromyalgia than other rheumatic diseases
The American Chronic Pain Assoc. has produced a great interactive tool for keeping track of your pain management goals. It can help you create a detailed picture of your pain - where it is, how it feels, and how much it hurts. You can also print it out and share it with your health care provider.
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by Wendy Burnett of TRANSFORM YOUR CHRONIC LIFE